A Raisin In The Sun

  • Date:
    April 1, 2004

    Opened: 26 Apr 2004
    by: Lorraine Hansberry
    Cast: Sean Combs, Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad, Saana Lathan, David Aaron Baker, Teagle F. Bougere, Frank Harts, Alexander Mitchell, Bill Nunn
    Directed by: Kenny Leon
    Synopsis: A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of three generations of a family living and struggling together under one roof.

    What the critics had to say.....

    BEN BRENTLEY of the NEW YORK TIMES says �Lopsided and ultimately dreary affair.� CLIVE BARNES of NEW YORK POST says �Engrossing.�

    HOWARD KISSEL of NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says "The play abounds in sharp humor." ELYSA GARDNER of USA TODAY says �Engaging and affecting, can seem dated.�

    LINDA WINER of NEWSDAY says "Leisurely, straightforward revival."

    ROMA TORRE of NY1 says "It is a testament to the quality of "A Raisin in the Sun� that a novice actor (Sean Combs) in a lead role can't do any real damage" FRANK SCHECK of THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER says "Effective rendition that well captures the play's heart and humor."

    MICHAEL SOMMERS of STAR-LEDGER says "A great play that's thoughtfully staged and vibrantly performed."

    MICHAEL KUCHWARA of Associated Press says "The matriarchal contingent is the reason to see the Broadway revival."

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